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by TheChas In reply to what is a hotfix?

A hotfix is a software patch used to correct a problem with the software.

A hotfix should differ from many normal patches in that a hotfix should apply itself without requireing you to re-boot the PC, or restart the application.

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by rezo247 In reply to what is a hotfix?

A hotfix compared to a service pack is like:

Patching a hole in a flat tire compared to replacing the tire with a new one.

Basically, it's an instant fix released by a vendor for an immediate repair. The hotfix will later become part of a service pack release more than likely. Service packs are made up of from 10's to 100's of hotfixes plus some additional coding updates not previously released as hotfixes like .dll updates, etc.

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by opatzg In reply to what is a hotfix?

There are also hot fixes associated with servers where you can swap out hard disks when they fail in a raid system and automatically have them rebuilt, hot swappable power supplies, same type of redundant deal as raid drives and even hot swappable motherboards. They are all called hot or the old term REAL-TIME where once you make the change bada bing bada boom it's out there.

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